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Turn your shovel into an axe.
- Pocket Spike turns your backcountry shovel into an ice axe
- Compatible with Ortovox Pro Alu III Shovel
- Item #ORT001P
- Q & A
A must have for any ski mountaineer!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
In tandem with the pro alu III shovel this thing lives at the bottom of my pack at all times! It weight next to nothing and takes up little to no space! While I don't have to use it most days, the days when I wasn't planning to end up on steep firm snow, but do anyways, having an axe at the ready has been invaluable numerous times!
Is this in place of a technical ice axe? No
Is this even in place of a mountaineering axe? Not usually.
But can this be a huge asset as a second tool or a backup tool when the day gets a little bit spicier than planned? 100% yes!